Thursday, January 7, 2010

O Christmas Tree

I'm finally taking down our Christmas tree. I've been in the process of taking it down for a few days now and I keep getting interrupted. Imagine that!

Our Christmas tree is one of my favorite things. Almost all of our ornaments have some meaning...places we've been, gifts from friends and family, the special ornaments I get for each boy every year and ornaments the boys have made for us. The tree is a big green collection of memories and happy thoughts.

Some people have beautiful, color coordinated ornaments, lights and ribbons on their trees with the ornaments spaced out perfectly. Our tree is so far from a designer tree, it's almost funny. Keep in mind that the tree is 7 feet tall and I'm only 5'1". I can stretch pretty far but can't reach the top. Also, keep in mind that I have two little people in my house who will remove and then run away with ornaments. Basically, my tree has A LOT of ornaments right in the middle. Every year, Mike returns from work, looks at the tree, giggles, then moves some ornaments to the top for me. I try my best not to move around any ornaments after the boys are finished decorating. Sometimes, it's inevitable if say a special ornament is too low or some creative person has put four ornaments on one branch. The big boys have some sort of photographic memory of ornament placement and will directly ask me why I moved their ornament.

As much as I love having it up, I'm also relieved when it comes down so I'd better get back to work!


  1. I think they should design trees for people with toddlers and just have them start about halfway up a normal tree! Of all the ornaments on our tree, Katherine is absolutely fascinated by an ornament John's first grade teacher made him. It is not at the very top because she tried to climb the tree from the couch!

  2. Claire, where there's a toddler, there's a way. No matter the tree design, they'd figure out a way to get to it! Can you imagine if our 2 year olds were together? We'd walk in the room and find one on the other's shoulders trying to get to the tree!


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